BREAKING: Gov. El-Rufai Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has in a public statement said he tested positive for coronavirus.

El-Rufai said he earlier submitted his sample for test and when the result came, it was confirmed positive.

He said: “earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test. The result came in this evening, and I regret to say that it is positive.

“According to the protocols for managing Covid-19, I am in self-isolation as required by the case management guidelines of the NCDC for a someone that is no showing symptoms.

“I wish to appeal to the people of Kaduna State to continue to closely observe the preventive measures already announced.

“It is most important that everybody should do their utmost to stay safe, stay home and stay alive.

“The Deputy Governor is chairing our Covid-19 Taskforce and will continue to issue statements from time to time.”

Earlier today, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported that 8 more cases of coronavirus vurus have been confirmed in Nigeria.

Nigeria now has a confirmed 90 cases of the deadly coronavirus pandemic in the country.

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